Jodi Schwen, editor of the Lake Country Journal Magazine, will lead a writer’s workshop, “Finding What’s Right to Write (for You!)” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in Room E203 on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning at CLC.The act of writing is hard work, said Schwen, who intends to help participants build on individual creativity and writing interests. She will discuss genres of writing (fiction, memoir, family history, etc.) and explore ways to bring your writing passions to life.The Internet has made it easier to access websites; yet it’s more challenging to narrow your publishing choices. The days of paging laboriously through a hefty writer’s market book are gone. The workshop will help you take your writing to the next level, whether writing for publication, your personal satisfaction, or just to find a writers’ group and your genre.
Schwen has been editor-in-chief of the award-winning Lake Country Journal since 1999. Schwen’s published credits also include Guideposts and Minnesota Monthly magazines. She has written original dramas and monologues and presented workshops on journaling, creativity, and how to freelance.
Her master’s thesis researched the narratives of breast cancer patients. The thesis was published in 2010 and includes a drama she wrote, titled, “One Person Away”— based on the true stories of breast cancer survivors.
Cost to attend this event is $5 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. For information go to www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning.